How to Use Pendrive as RAM in Windows to Boost PC Performance

How to Use Pendrive as RAM in Windows to Boost PC Performance

I know it’s old trick, but some people are still not aware of it. As you all know what is a basic functionality of RAM on our PC as the more RAM means more speed and faster your system’s speed. For gaming purpose, one needs more RAM. What if you don’t have enough money to buy new RAM and also sometimes there is no extra slot on your motherboard to setup new RAM.

How will you upgrade yout PC’s RAM? Well, the answer is Simple, Today, We will share some tips that will help you to use pendrive as RAM in windows to boost PC performance. There are two ways to use pendrive as RAM in windows so just go step by step process given below.

How to Use Pendrive as RAM in Windows to Increase PC Performance

1.  Virtual Ram Concept For Windows

First of all Insert Your Pen Drive. Then open My Computer and Right click > Then open Properties.

computer Properties

Now Properties window will appear, then click on Advanced system settings from a left side.

Advanced system settings

Then in Advanced Tab click on Settings Button appear in Performance tab.

Performance tab

Again new window will appear then click on Advanced Tab.

Advanced Tab

In Advanced Tab there is an option of the Virtual Memory box, Then click on Change Button.

Virtual Memory box

Now uncheck the box of Automatically Manage Page size feature. Then in Custom Size Add Your Pen Drive current same in below format. Now Add same Value in both boxes and click on Apply button.

Automatically Manage Page size feature

Note: If Your Pen Drive is of Size 4Gb then always add 10Mb less from currently available size. As I am using pen drive of size 4Gb and current space available is 3700 Mb then use 3690 minimum approx or remove more as you can because of it better of device safety.

Restart Your PC or Laptop and Now pen drive work as Virtual Ram. If you face problem in above method then can also follow below method which is easy to perform and work on Window 7, 8

2. Using ReadyBoost In Windows 7, 8, 10

Firstly Insert your Pen Drive > Now Right click on your pen drive and Open Properties

pendrive Properties

Now you need to browse to ReadyBoost Tab.


Then switch to Use this device and reduce your current memory space. If your current device place is 4100MB, then reduce it with approx 200-300MB.

Use this device

Then click on Apply button and all Done.

readyboost Apply

In case if you want to change back your pen drive to normal then switch it back Don’t use a device in ReadyBoost tab.

Don’t use a device in ReadyBoost tab

Important Recommendations:

  1. Always Safely Eject Your Pen Drive. Direct remove removal may lead to device damage.
  2. In Virtual Memory method If you want to convert back your Pen into Normal Then Again open Virtual Settings And Remove custom memory value and choose Default settings by checking Automatically Manage Paging Size.
  3. In ReadyBoost Method don’t forget to revert to normal or otherwise open your pen drive and delete Readyboost file from your pen drive.

I hope you enjoyed both methods discussed above to use pendrive as RAM in windows. It will be very helpful to you if you have a pen drive. If you like, this post share it with your friends! Leave a comment below if you need some help at the mentioned steps.

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